A popular annual holiday tradition returns next month, as the Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union presents two free performances of Handel’s Messiah.
Comprised of ENC students and members of the community, the 70-voice Choral Union will present the beloved oratorio Saturday Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. at the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, located adjacent to the college’s campus. The performances will be conducted by ENC adjunct faculty member Delvyn Case and feature solos by several ENC students as well as professional vocalists, including Alyson Greer, faculty member at Quincy Point Music Academy; Providence-based tenor Fred Frabotta; and Boston bass-baritone Graham Wright. Members of the Choral Union will also be accompanied by the Quincy Bay Chamber Orchestra, a 25-member professional orchestra.
For more than 75 years, the Eastern Nazarene College Choral Union has performed two major masterworks of choral literature each concert season. Each fall, the Choral Union presents free performances of Handel’s Messiah as a holiday gift to the city of Quincy. In the spring, the group performs a different piece each year, with previous concerts featuring works by Brahms, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Faure and more.
For directions or more information, visit www.encchoralunion.org or call 617-745-3715.